New Yorkers have a lot of pride in their city, whether it’s giving directions or offering a secret spot to find the perfect meal. As a lifelong New Yorker, Victor Glemaud shared his creations — his first big runway show — in the recently transformed Moynihan Train Hall. It felt like a real tribute to the city he loves.
“I’m honored to show here,” said Glemaud, the first creative to get to show in the train hall. “I cried twice this morning.”
The bright colors of Glemaud’s close friend Patrick Robinson’s collection for Perry Ellis from the early Aughts was a starting point, seen in early looks done in Highlighter pink and yellow.
Glemaud’s world of sophisticated knits offers the full range of shapes: Swimwear, culottes, bodysuits, miniskirts, minidresses and even a caftan. To make it more modern, he wanted things to be open, a narrative translated with perforation, mesh and open cutouts on several garments.
A standout colorful jacquard using the early Highlighter tones on a black base showed up on a romper, a chic swimsuit and jumpsuit that helped close out the show. The detail played with the eye and “it makes you look longer,” he explained, adding “we really worked to create shaping through a simple garment.”
To top it all off, he paired the collection with simple sandals created in collaborated with Haitian designer Pascale Theard. “I really want to support the people I think deserve it,” the designer and creator In the BLK, a global network of Black creatives, said.
“Let’s bring everyone along for the ride,” he said.